Black Bean Brownies

These healthy, black bean brownies have a melt-in-your-mouth fudgy texture and do not contain any refined sugar.
This easy-to-prepare dessert is gluten-free, dairy-free, and delicious!

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Baking time: 15-18 minutes

Yield: 10-12 bars


  • 1 15-ounce can of black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup quick oats*
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2/3 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup rolled oat flakes

*If you only have rolled oats on hand, just pulse the rolled oats a few times in the blender to get to the consistency of quick oats.


Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease or spray an 8”x 8” baking pan.

Combine all ingredients except for the chocolate chips. Use a food processor (preferred) or mixer to blend until the batter is completely smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips, then pour into a greased 8×8 pan.

Bake for 15-18 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before cutting.